37 days ago

Pōhutukawa vandalism: Allegations among Karaka residents - was it an inside job?

Reporter Reporter from Auckland Stuff

A series of accusatory hand-written notes have been delivered to residents of Harbourside Drive following Sunday’s vandalism of several trees.

Locals are feeling “absolutely disgusted” at the suggestion that they are behind the incident, which involved a vandal felling eight street pōhutukawa trees with a chainsaw.

Paul and Sue Wilson, who have lived on the road for over 10 years, arrived home on Monday from a trip to Waiheke Island to find a line of felled trees and a curt hand-written note in their letterbox.

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3 days ago

Poll: Do you support a rates rise of 5 per cent in Auckland?

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

Hi neighbours,

Aucklanders will see their rates bills soar 5 per cent to help counteract a $1 billion fall in council revenue over the next four years.

The one-off hike, up from a planned 3.5 per cent increase, will add $36 to the rates bill of an average value home before annual increases return to the previous path of 3.5 per cent rises.

The proposed increase is included in the update of Auckland Council's 10-year budget, which starts in July.

Please put NFP if you do not want your comments used by Stuff.

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Do you support a rates rise of 5 per cent in Auckland?
  • 8.4% Yes
    8.4% Complete
  • 87.7% No
    87.7% Complete
  • 3.9% Undecided. It's too complex.
    3.9% Complete
1118 votes
5 days ago

Poll: Do you agree with the proposed congestion charge of $3.50?

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

Drivers could be taxed $3.50 to enter the CBD during peak hour.

The congestion charge of up to $3.50 could be implemented within three years under a proposal unveiled by officials.

It is hoped a congestion charge would spur people to leave their cars behind but there are concerns those who are less well off could feel the pinch.

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Do you agree with the proposed congestion charge of $3.50?
  • 21.2% Yes
    21.2% Complete
  • 71.7% No
    71.7% Complete
  • 7.1% Undecided. It's too complex.
    7.1% Complete
1346 votes
4 days ago

West Auckland girl Miriam Ahmed missing since November 26

Danielle Clent Reporter from Western Leader

Hi neighbours,
Police are seeking the public's help after 15-year-old Miriam Ahmed was reported missing.

Miriam hasn't been seen since last Thursday, when she didn't come home for her school in Henderson.

Police said officers has been making "extensive" inquiries to find her ever since.

"Police and her family are concerned for her safety and well-being and want to ensure she is safe and well," a spokesperson said.

"Police believe she may be in contact with friends and urge anyone with information about her whereabouts to contact us."

Anyone who may have already seen Miriam is urged to call 105 with the file number 201127/9095.

Police asked anyone who does see her to call 111.

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